Manchester

I hadn’t posted about the recent horrific events in Manchester because I needed time to process. It’s hard to conceive of something so monstrous as what ISIS is up to here: Deliberately killing little children to provoke your “enemy” into an escalated military response.

I think everyone on this side of the sanity divide is aware of this agenda, and of the need to avoid blindly playing into it. But when I think about the terrible tragedy of little children being sacrificed for political ends, I can’t help thinking of our own country.

On a far greater scale, the Trump budget is also targeting little children. If this monstrous budget were to actually pass, a very large number of American children would die of avoidable disease, because they would no longer have access to adequate health care. Also, under this budget, many American children would start to die slowly of inadequate nutrition.

As horrific as it was, the brutal attack by ISIS succeeded in killing or harming a relatively small number of innocent children. When someone does that, people call it a crime against humanity.

The Trump domestic budget, if passed, would kill or harm a vastly larger number of innocent children. When someone does that, people call it politics.

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